/Happiest Season: Kristen Stewart excited about gay Christmas movie – Daily Mail

Happiest Season: Kristen Stewart excited about gay Christmas movie – Daily Mail


Kristen Stewart has shared the importance of her highly-anticipated rom-com Happiest Season in a new interview.

The film will see Abby, played by Kristen, attend her girlfriend Harper’s, played by Mackenzie Davis, family annual holiday party where she discovers she hasn’t come out to her conservative parents yet.

Talking about the film and its importance of showing two female leads at the centre of a love story, Kristen, 30, who is currently loved-up with partner Dylan Meyer, said it is ‘extremely attractive’.

Important: Kristen Stewart has shared the importance of her highly-anticipated rom-com Happiest Season in a new interview (pictured in January)

Important: Kristen Stewart has shared the importance of her highly-anticipated rom-com Happiest Season in a new interview (pictured in January)

Important: Kristen Stewart has shared the importance of her highly-anticipated rom-com Happiest Season in a new interview (pictured in January) 

Speaking to The Guardian’s G2, Kristen said: ‘It’s a gay Christmas movie and I know that’s an annoying thing to label it right off the bat, but, for me, that is extremely attractive, and sounds like… a huge exhale.’

Kristen went on to admit that it was important as she didn’t grow up with films that had ‘two female leads at the centre of a love story’ and she would have loved to have seen more movies feature a LGBTQ+ couple.

The actress said it ‘feels good’ to be part of the new rom-com, she continued: ‘I didn’t grow up with a movie that had such expansive ambition, that had two female leads at the centre of a love story, and not in this format. 

‘Not to say there hasn’t been great queer content made over the years that has been really beautiful, and really important touchstones. But at the same time, it’s not something that I grew up with, and I would have loved to.’

Rom-com: The film will see Abby, played by Kristen, attend her girlfriend Harper's, played by Mackenzie Davis, family annual holiday party where she discovers she hasn't come out to her conservative parents yet  (pictured in film still)

Rom-com: The film will see Abby, played by Kristen, attend her girlfriend Harper's, played by Mackenzie Davis, family annual holiday party where she discovers she hasn't come out to her conservative parents yet  (pictured in film still)

Rom-com: The film will see Abby, played by Kristen, attend her girlfriend Harper’s, played by Mackenzie Davis, family annual holiday party where she discovers she hasn’t come out to her conservative parents yet  (pictured in film still) 

Extremely attractive': Talking about the film and its importance of showing two female leads at the centre of a love story, Kristen, 30, who is currently loved-up with partner Dylan Meyer, said it is 'extremely attractive' (pictured in film still)

Extremely attractive': Talking about the film and its importance of showing two female leads at the centre of a love story, Kristen, 30, who is currently loved-up with partner Dylan Meyer, said it is 'extremely attractive' (pictured in film still)

‘Extremely attractive’: Talking about the film and its importance of showing two female leads at the centre of a love story, Kristen, 30, who is currently loved-up with partner Dylan Meyer, said it is ‘extremely attractive’ (pictured in film still) 

Kristen revealed that she signed up to the movie after director Clea DuVall flew to Germany to ask her to be a part of it.

The actress admitted that when they discussed who would play Abby’s partner, Harper, they realised there was ‘absolutely literally no one else’ apart from Mackenzie, 33. 

Kristen added that it was important to her that their on-screen relationship be ‘cool and comfortable’, with the star adding that their chemistry was ‘never forced’.  

Dream team: Speaking to The Guardian's G2, Kristen said: 'It's a gay Christmas movie and I know that's an annoying thing to label it right off the bat, but, for me, that is extremely attractive, and sounds like... a huge exhale.' (pictured with the cast at a premiere this week)

Dream team: Speaking to The Guardian's G2, Kristen said: 'It's a gay Christmas movie and I know that's an annoying thing to label it right off the bat, but, for me, that is extremely attractive, and sounds like... a huge exhale.' (pictured with the cast at a premiere this week)

Dream team: Speaking to The Guardian’s G2, Kristen said: ‘It’s a gay Christmas movie and I know that’s an annoying thing to label it right off the bat, but, for me, that is extremely attractive, and sounds like… a huge exhale.’ (pictured with the cast at a premiere this week) 

Filming took place in Pittsburgh over January and February, just before the coronavirus pandemic swept the world and shut down most productions.

Mackenzie starred in Black Mirror’s San Junipero episode of season three, the show follows two women throughout their love story with different flashbacks. 

Talking about the impact of the episode, the actress said that she hadn’t realised people had been ‘screaming for this’.

Looking back: Kristen went on to admit that it was important as she didn't grow up with films that had 'two female leads at the centre of a love story' and she would have loved to have seen more movies feature a LGBTQ+ couple (pictured in film still)

Looking back: Kristen went on to admit that it was important as she didn't grow up with films that had 'two female leads at the centre of a love story' and she would have loved to have seen more movies feature a LGBTQ+ couple (pictured in film still)

Looking back: Kristen went on to admit that it was important as she didn’t grow up with films that had ‘two female leads at the centre of a love story’ and she would have loved to have seen more movies feature a LGBTQ+ couple (pictured in film still) 

Premise: Happiest Season is set for US release on November 26 and follows Abby arrive at girlfriend Harper's family home, she soon realises Harper hasn't come out to her conservative parents yet and has to pretend to be her 'orphan friend' (pictured in film still)

Premise: Happiest Season is set for US release on November 26 and follows Abby arrive at girlfriend Harper's family home, she soon realises Harper hasn't come out to her conservative parents yet and has to pretend to be her 'orphan friend' (pictured in film still)

Premise: Happiest Season is set for US release on November 26 and follows Abby arrive at girlfriend Harper’s family home, she soon realises Harper hasn’t come out to her conservative parents yet and has to pretend to be her ‘orphan friend’ (pictured in film still) 

Happiest Season is set for US release on November 26 and follows Abby, played by Kristen, who plans to propose to her girlfriend Harper, played by Mackenzie Davis, while attending her family’s annual holiday party.

When they arrive at Harper’s family home, Abby soon realises Harper hasn’t come out to her conservative parents yet and has to pretend to be her ‘orphan friend’. 

Kristen is currently loved-up with girlfriend and screenwriter Dylan Meyer, they have been dating since August 2019 and the actress has previously sweetly teased she has plans to propose. 

Wedding bells: Kristen is currently loved-up with girlfriend and screenwriter Dylan Meyer, they have been dating since August 2019 and the actress has previously sweetly teased she has plans to propose

Wedding bells: Kristen is currently loved-up with girlfriend and screenwriter Dylan Meyer, they have been dating since August 2019 and the actress has previously sweetly teased she has plans to propose

Wedding bells: Kristen is currently loved-up with girlfriend and screenwriter Dylan Meyer, they have been dating since August 2019 and the actress has previously sweetly teased she has plans to propose 

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